Archbishop under fire for saying Nnamdi Kanu was trapped with woman

Archbishop of Enugu Province, Church of Nigeria Most Rev Emmanuel Chukwuma

Archbishop of Enugu Province, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Most Rev Emmanuel Chukwuma has come under criticism following his comments that leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu was captured by Interpol with the help of a woman.  

Mr Kanu was arrested on Sunday, June 27, according to the minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation Abubakar Malami.

Chukwuma also knocked Kanu for his activities when he was out of the country.

He said, “Rather, when he was abroad, he was instigating people to cause confusion. We warned him several times to stop that. It’s not only that; we felt that if you are a leader and you are part of the problem of Nigeria, you should come down here, so we can discuss with others on how to solve the problem.”

Chukwuma alleged that IPOB leader, “played into the hands of Nigerian Intelligence Agency, who set him up with a woman from London to Brazil, where he was arrested and then tranquilised to the point of bringing him to Nigeria.

“That shows irresponsibility. How can a woman and tranquiliser be a way of catching you if you are really a very strong leader? I feel disappointed in him because they lured him out of London to Brazil with a woman. It’s a shame.”

Reacting to his comments, @spark_lero wrote on an Instagram post on Wednesday by a former presidential aide Reno Omokri about the cleric, “Spiritual… Igbo’s don’t love themselves, most times I wonder how Biafra will work when we Igbo’s don’t love ourselves.”

@dream_388 wrote, “…Those people who are rejoicing over the arrest of Kanu, ask yourselves does it stop the insecurities in Nigeria? Does it stop Boko Haram and bandits kidnapping school children daily and killings of northerners daily in the north?…”

@nwaigboekenep wrote, “He is only interested in tithes and offerings.”

@iamcity_man wrote, “Many ar called but only few were choosing!!”

Also reacting, @team_makul wrote, “Because majority of the people that parades themselves as men of God in Nigeria are false prophet they worship the god of mammon.”